Students trying to complete standardized tests that already have been delayed by technical issues have encountered more problems.
Students in the South Bend School Corporation, PHM Schools, Indianapolis Public Schools, and other school districts around the state experienced new delays on Monday. The outage happened at around 10:45am and lasted for 13 minutes. A report from CTB stated they were continuing to monitor the situation throughout the testing period.
Schools across the state were forced to suspend testing earlier this month after test administrator CTB/McGraw-Hill experienced problems. Computer screens froze and forced many students to log in repeatedly.
SBCSC Spokesperson Sue Coney said South Bend public schools suspended testing for the rest of the day following the outage. PHM says all their students were able to complete testing on Monday, even with the outage.
The disruptions have raised concerns about the validity of this year's scores. Indiana Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz says the state will meet with CTB/McGraw-Hill and may have a third party weigh in.
CTB/McGraw Hill has a $95 million contract with the state.
Testing is scheduled to end Friday.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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